Thursday is Travel Thursday. Your challenge today is to conjure up the best or worst trip imaginable and write a story or poem sharing it with the world The following post contains very strong language. My good lady and I lay on our beach towels looking at the sky, the sound of the breaking waves … Continue reading The Storm Breaks
Jack McKinley hated night duty. He hated it even more when he was assigned to the radar room. Tonight, he was especially more irritated then usual about the posting because it was Valentines night and he'd arranged a romantic night out with a student he'd met in town. Now he was stuck watching the radar … Continue reading All Along the Watch Tower
"I am so glad you were able to see me," Mike said warmly and invited his guest to take a seat. "Sorry I can't offer you a more comfortable seat, they don't really expect visitors. " Arthur sat on the chair and surveyed his surroundings which if being charitable could be described as "rustic", it … Continue reading 3TC: After School
"Where are we professor?” “We are in one of the 700 wonders of the Universe, the library of Lady Constance. It is the oldest and newest place in the Universe.” “How does that work?” “Words my dear,” “Words?” “They exist in a state of flux, they are well known yet brand new for someone to … Continue reading RDP: Welcome to the Library
Here's another opportunity to get your creative jucies flowing. Look at the following prompt and work a story from the elements. You can veer off into any genre you like, but work from the building blocks. Post a link in the comments or link 🔗 back to this post with a pingback. Location: A Jazz … Continue reading Sandman’s Writing Challenge
Richard Mace was many things. He was a conman, a petty thief and a bit of a drinker. But there was one thing he wasn't, and that was a murderer. Unfortunately his reputation in the town meant than when the Miller's body was found shot dead with his flintlock nearby, the mob came for him. … Continue reading Genre Writing Challenge:
Dizzy: Prince of the Yolkfolk was the 6th adventure game made by Code Masters for the old 8-bit computers like the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 and the Amstrad CPC. It was later released on 16 bit computers such as the Amiga (pictured), Atari ST and a DOS platform on PC. I first encountered the game in a box … Continue reading RDP: Prince of the Yolkfolk
Fitting Amateur Dramatics around a full time and intensive job is always tricky, but spare a thought to the complexities of fitting it around jobs which have antisocial hours or a lot of post work involvement. Working in the pub trade places some restrictions on what I can commit myself to performing wise. Three nightly … Continue reading WofD: A Night at the Theatre
Your Daily Word Prompt: Bashful I am somewhat bashful in myself, I try to keep modest about my abilities and achievements. However when working on a pilot show I did get a little more forthcoming, well I had to in order to get it all in the can as it were. The script was written … Continue reading YDWP: Bashful
Reposting an opening for the Word of the Day Challenge: Tea
“Good afternoon noon sir,” beamed the waiter. “Have you made a reservation?”
“Indeed I have, the name Kesten Grenville.” Grenville said coldly.
The waiter checked his list and located the name on the list. “Oh yes sir, I see you are booked in for afternoon tea. Your guest has already arrived and is seated.”
“So I see,” stated Grenville as he scanned the restaurant.
“My I take your jacket?” Queried the waiter.
“A £12,000 jacket in the hands of a man who styles his hair with brylcream?” Barked Grenville, “I think you know the answer to that. I’m grown man, I think I am capable of having afternoon tea and not spilling it down myself.”
“Very good sir,” said the waiter guiding Grenville to the table. “Is this meeting social or business?”
“Both.” Answered Grenville as he took his seat at the table. “I’ll take a pot of Earl Grey…
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